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Grateful Dead Live at Madison Square Garden on 1983-10-11


Topics Live concert


Set 1: Wang Dang Doodle, Jack Straw, Loser, Me and My Uncle > Mexicali Blues, Bird Song, Hell in a Bucket > Day Job

Set 2: China Cat > I Know You Rider, I Need a Miracle > Bertha > Jam > China Doll > Drums > Space > Saint Stephen > Throwing Stones > Touch of Grey

Encore: Johnny B. Goode


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Madison Square Garden
Location New York City, NY

Source Soundboard (Bertha remaster)
Lineage SBD > MC > DAT x2 > CDA > SHN > DAW (Bertha) > CDA/SHN/FLAC16
Taped by
Transferred by Jay Ashley

Notes

Digitally remastered using a custom built, Dual-DAW, nicknamed Bertha, by jashley@deadacated.com. Completed on July 2, 2004.

After joining the tracks into a single wav file, frequency analysis showed a badly deformed waveform. This was, likely, due to improper processing with a digital limiter. This was corrected as best as possible prior to Bertha processing.

-3db of pure sample noise reduction was applied prior to Bertha processing.

Reviews

Reviewer: darkstarcrashes_79 - - July 11, 2013
Subject: yikes
this how really kicks especially the Loser with a real decent Wang Dang opener & the Bird Song was tight had a nice jam in it to save the 1st. this China/Rider is a good one not quite as good as 3/9/81 and China Doll is sweet but the Stephen and stones really rocks although short Stephen. nice show really decent sound love the matrix best of both worlds. easy 4.5 fer both
Reviewer: BIG_R - - June 22, 2010
Subject: 10-11-83
Excelent in both performance and sound quality. Thanks Jay.
Reviewer: Evan S. Hunt - - February 8, 2009
Subject: I Thought 1983 Sucked
Well...that's what everybody tells me!

How misguided!

Great show.

"1983, a mermen I should live to be."
Reviewer: ShannonsGun - - December 16, 2007
Subject: Sharpless & MIller!!!!
Gordon Sharpless and Charlie Miller, If there is anything in the world you want or need, just let me know.....
Forever in you your debt!!!!!!
SG
Reviewer: lcj72835 - - August 31, 2007
Subject: MSG 83
My favorite all time Throwing Stones AND Touch. Jam in Stones (original arrangement) is classic acid rock from a bygone era. Must have!!!!!
Reviewer: S Gamache..N.H. : ) - - July 30, 2007
Subject: WOW!!!!!!
This show sucked!!!...................Just kidding, I was there this night ...never seen any thing like it ..we rocked into history!!
Reviewer: Since 77 - - June 24, 2007
Subject: Solid Show!
Funny how two people can see/hear the same thing and have different impressions ; )
I listened to the explosive beginning strains of St. Stephen on the AUD, and got goosebumps! While I prefer the "clean" sound of this SBD of the three options for this show, I think I will collect the files for the AUD, too.
When I listen to this show - overall - not just during St. Stephen - I detect a decent energy level throughout most of the show. Not electrifying, but a nice groove. Wish I had been there! For an excellent-sounding recording (thanks, Jay Ashley!), and a solid show, I'm giving this one 4 stars.
Reviewer: SoManyShows - - February 15, 2006
Subject: I was there
When they broke-out the St. Stephen for the first time on the East Coast in 5000 years, MSG literally rocked!

Maybe I'm biased for being there, but this was a much talked about show in 83.
Reviewer: SoManyShows - - February 15, 2006
Subject: I was there
When they broke-out the St. Stephen for the first time on the East Coast in 5000 years, MSG literally rocked!

Maybe I'm biased for being there, but this was a much talked about show in 83.
Reviewer: CrzyFngrs - - January 5, 2006
Subject: Phoning it in
A so-so show. China Doll was the main highlight with Brent's synthesizer harpsichord and band interplay. Most everything else was passable but kind of loose, aside from reliable Phil's dancing bass lines. The sound was a little weird in places; definitely could tell that the original's digital limiter had some effects on the naturalness of the sound.
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